26 September 2011

Leaving the Galápagos

I flew with LAN Ecuador; the AeroGal flight left first, then the TAME flight. Then the announcement: because of an "operation" at Quito airport, our flight had been delayed three hours. Perhaps the Galápagos was as reluctant for me to leave as I was to leave the Galápagos. Still, the airport on Baltra isn't one of the Galápagos' most inspiring places, although even there the little finches seemed keen on sharing one's lunch (their success was evident in their scruffier, less healthy appearance — a probable consequence of too much scavenging salt-laden "food").

This won't be the last photo from the Galápagos. This blog makes no attempt to present photographs in strictly chronological order, so you can expect anything. I'm in Cuenca now — a lovely city where I wish I could stay longer.

[19 September 2011 (Ecuador), Panasonic Lumix GH1, 14–45 mm at 45 mm, ISO 400, 1/1250 at f16]

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Zhoen said...

"It can be no coincidence that in no language on earth is there a phrase that means, 'as pretty as an airport.'"
-Douglas Adams.

Still, this one might be something of an exception.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen — only because of its location. It's pretty much just a huge open barn with a few concessions for passengers and a collection of souvenir stalls outside.

Tim Koppenhaver said...

Plain and simple... that's an excellent photo.

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Tim!

butuki said...

"AeroGal". Huh. Sounds like the name of an underarm deodorant.

I love the colors in this photo and it has the feel of the old Northeast Airlines "Yellow Bird" ads.

http://fh1100-pilot.blogspot.com/2007/09/yellow-bird.html (watch the youtube video at the end)

I can just imagine you strutting along the tarmac to the beat of the tune, Pete.

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Miguel. That song takes me back a long way — I remember it from my childhood.